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Betty Jo Middleton, Resa O'Flaherty and Marcia Speck attend the traditional Women's Sherry Party Dec. 15 at the home of Arthur Peabody and Lucy Thomson. This year's party was in tribute to founders Vola Lawson and Lois Walker, who died earlier last year.

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Bittersweet Gathering

Sherry Party pays tribute to founders Vola Lawson and Lois Walker.

More than 150 women from throughout the community gathered together Dec. 15 for the 43rd annual Women's Sherry Party, an evening made bittersweet by the recent passing of two of the event's founders. "It's hard to believe Vola and Lois are not here," said vice Mayor Allison Silberberg of Vola Lawson and Lois Walker. "I can still see Vola sitting in her usual chair and Lois checking everyone in at the door."

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